Starbucks Series: Strawberry Cream Frappuccino & Cold Brew Floats

Just in time for summer, Starbucks Japan is offering their ever-popular Strawberry Cream Frappuccino. This drink was highly praised by one of my good friends when she got to try it on her study abroad trip in Japan. It doesn't seem to be often that Starbucks brings back one of their frappuccino flavors, so I … Continue reading Starbucks Series: Strawberry Cream Frappuccino & Cold Brew Floats


Usagi no Nedoko Cafe

Have you ever seen rocketnew24's articles? Well, have you seen the one about a cafe in Kyoto that serves food inspired by minerals? I certainly did. And that was what inspired my visit. Sadly, it was not the best visit ever, but we'll get to that later. Usaginonedoko is a hostel, shop, and cafe, all … Continue reading Usagi no Nedoko Cafe

Aunty-Mee Burger

After a good last full day of interpreting and translating in the so-named course at JIAM, I knew I had to have a burger. Not only a burger, but the best burger in Shiga Prefecture. And so I knew I had to go to Aunty-Mee's. Aunty-Mee's is an intensely decorated, American-inspired small burger establishment, filled … Continue reading Aunty-Mee Burger

Cafe Epice

One of the cafes I've been meaning to visit since I came to Akita was Epice, a tiny little cafe located in an art space. The building is rather unassuming, and the opening hours are limited to four times a week - including weekends. Since I had found 08COFFEE, among other fashionable locations, I had … Continue reading Cafe Epice

Kakunodate Festival: The thrill of the battle

Finally, a travel article! Kakunodate Festival *This article is also featured here Recently inducted into the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List, along with The Tsuchizaki Shinmei Shrine Festival in Akita City and the Hanawa Festival in Kazuno City, the Kakunodate Festival is a float festival located in Semboku, Akita. Floats are crashed into each other in … Continue reading Kakunodate Festival: The thrill of the battle